Garbage Collection


 Waste Collection Standards

  • Ashes must be in a box and not in trash cans
  • Branches must be less than four feet long, tied in bundles and weigh less than 50 pounds
  • Dumpsters at apartment sites must be free of snow and ice
  • Dumpsters must not be blocked by parked cars or other items
  • Garbage is collected once a week
  • Garbage containers may not be stored on the boulevard
  • Garbage must be bagged
  • Garbage must be light enough for one man to lift
  • Garbage must be placed within 3 feet of curb or alley
  • Garbage must be set out by 8:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day
  • Private garbage containers cannot exceed 35 gallons
  • Regulations for City Issued Waste Containers

Unacceptable Garbage

  • Items will not be collected on the regular garbage route.
  • Items may be taken to the landfill. Disposal Fees will apply.
Item Item Item
Appliances Dirt Propane Tanks
Box Springs and Matresses Electronics Rocks
Building Material Furniture Items Sod
Carpet Hazardous Waste         Tires
Concrete Oil  

Apartment Dumpster Rental Fees


Please email or call us at 701-355-1700, option 1, if you need a container for  multiple unit apartment buildings, condos, and townhouses.

Clean-Up Weeks


Commercial Garbage Haulers

Persons with a waste collection franchise granted by the Board of City Commissioners  may collect garbage, rubbish or other solid waste from mobile home parks and locations other than residences and city facilities and convey such materials to the city landfill.

Garbage fees are included on your monthly water utility bill


$12.36 per month per single family and 2 unit residential structure (per unit)
$2.00 per month per commercial account (landfill maintenance fee) 


Christmas Tree Collection

  • Apartment complexes may set trees by the dumpster or on the boulevard
  • Christmas trees will be collected the first two weeks of January
  • Remove lights and decorations
  • Set tree on the boulevard for collection